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DPWH to conduct two more projects in EDSA

After the ultimate road re-blocking during the long vacation, the Department of Public Works and Highways is going to conduct two more projects. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino, the repair of the Magallanes Interchange may last eight to nine months. Another project is the laying of asphalt on EDSA from Balintawak, Quezon City to Heritage Hotel in Pasay City.

Fire in Caloocan affects 1,000 families

An estimated 1,000 families were affected by a fire in Brgy. 120, Caloocan City. The fire started on Sunday, 5 in the afternoon and lasted until Monday morning at six. One was reported dead and several injured as the fire spread to nearby barangays.

Enrile’s chief of staff returns to PHL to answer questions on pork barrel scam

MANILA, Philippines — Saying she was ready to answer the charges against her, the former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile flew back to the country Saturday morning (April 19) from San Francisco to face a complaint for plunder filed against her in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes arrived at about 4 a.m. aboard a Philippine Airlines flight no. PR105. Reyes, resigned as Enrile’s chief of […]

Pacquiao returns to PHL five days after reclaiming WBO title from Bradley

MANILA, April 18 (PNA) – Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao returned to the country on Friday morning, five days after reclaiming the WBO welterweight title from erstwhile undefeated American Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao, 35, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Centennial Terminal on board a Philippine Airlines flight at 4:30 a.m. The Filipino word champion was accompanied by his mother Dionisia, who earned attention of the boxing world after she […]

Aquino says death of 4 MILF members in Basilan encounter won’t affect PHL-MILF peace deal

MANILA (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday that the death of four members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in an encounter with the military in Basilan will have no effect on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). “Iyong napatay na miyembro nila (MILF) ay hindi nandoon sa engkwentro bilang miyembro ng MILF kundi dahil mga kamag-anak ng mga Abu Sayyaf na hinahabol. Mas personal rather than political or ideological,” […]

NFA Awards Rice Import To Vietnam

The National Food Authority said on Tuesday that Vietnam emerged as the lowest bidder for the contract to supply 800,000 metric tons of rice to the Philippines this year. NFA spokesman Rex Estoperez said NFA would likely award the contract to import 800,000 metric tons of rice to Vietnam.

MMDA To Hire 300 Students For Their “Special Program For The Employment Of Students’

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is accepting applicants for this year’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). Aim of this program is to help students to earn money for their college tuition fees this coming school year 2014-2015. This special progra is supported by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). According to MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, selected students will be assigned to work in different agencies for a month.

DOJ Orders Arrest Of Cedric Lee

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to serve the warrant of arrest on Cedric Lee and his companions who were involved in the mauling of actor TV host Vhong Navarro last January 22. Among the respondents in the grave coercion case, only Denice Cornejo and Joe Fernandez were able to post the P12,000 bail. Lee and the other four respondents can only post bail on Monday, and could be […]